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Police News

July 3, 2014

Increased patrols, enforcement zone this weekend

Elkhart County Traffic Safety Partnership will conduct increased patrols and a high visibility enforcement zone will take place on the northside of Elkhart for the holiday weekend, beginning today.

“Officers from all agencies taking part in the Traffic Safety Partnership will increase patrols with the hope of preventing any alcohol-related injures or deaths,” said Elkhart County Undersheriff Sean Holmes. “We hope everyone enjoys their weekend celebrations and that they use designated drivers.”

Driver injured in two-vehicle crash

According to LaGrange County police, a 2004 Pontiac driven by Judy K. Shotzman, 56, Howe, rear ended a 2003 Ford driven by Bobie L. Jordan, 27, LaGrange, who was turning west on 200 North from Ind. 9. The crash occurred at 2:47 p.m. Wednesday. Shotzman did not have the turn signal activated and complained of head pain according to police.

Theft/burglary reports

• A 17-year-old student at Goshen High School, 401 Lincolnway East, Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole his bicycle at 8 a.m. Wednesday while parked at the school.

• Shamlis Draper, 201 N. Cottage Ave., Goshen, reported to Elkhart County police someone stole his blue 2014 Valeno mo-ped after cutting the locked cable secured to a bike rack. The incident occurred at 3 p.m. June 27.

• Michael Grand, 16815 U.S. Hwy 6, Syracuse, told Elkhart County police someone made entry into a locked detached garage on his property by unknown means and took possession of his 1995 Lefthander race car that occurred at 10 a.m. May 1.

• Troy Scott, 201 N. Cottage Ave., Goshen, reported his 2014 blue Bahama Zip scooter was stolen from his residence between 8 a.m. Tuesday and 5 a.m. Wednesday to Elkhart County police. A rain jacket, gloves, shirts, and potassium pills were in the scooter storage area.

• Ellen Callender told Elkhart County police someone removed a long yellow extension cord at 116 Walnut St., Bristol, at 8 a.m. June 28.

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  • Red D Mart armed robbery New Paris Police ask for public's help in identifying would-be robber

    Elkhart County police have released still photos captured from video of the man who attempted to hold up Red D Mart gas station, 68310 Ind. 15, New Paris, on Saturday, July 19.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • POLICE NEWS FOR JULY 23: Police determine car fire at Linway Plaza was a suicide attempt Following a four-month investigation, Goshen police determined that a car fire in the Linway Plaza parking lot on March 19 was an attempted suicide.According to Goshen police, William J. Tully was inside a car that caught fire at 12:11 p.m. March 19

    July 23, 2014

  • GN140723 CR34-Ind. 13 Crash 1 LaGrange man airlifted from scene of crash A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash at Ind. 13 and C.R. 34 at 1:48 p.m. Tuesday. Terry Fry, 44, LaGrange, was airlifted by MedFlight from the scene. Elkhart County police said he was taken to South Bend Memorial Hospital with fractures to

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Suspicious blinking package with battery pack causes police to evacuate business area

    A package with a battery pack and a blinking red light found on the desk of an employee at MSC, 28551 Laura Court, Elkhart, caused police and firefighters to evacuate the area this morning.
    The package turned out to be a GPS tracking device and not a bomb.

    July 22, 2014

  • Cat beaten to death in burglary

    A house cat was found beaten to death following a burglary at a home in Howe Sunday.

    July 21, 2014

  • GN140721 Kosciusko Fatal Photo #2.jpg Fiery crash kills one, critically injures two in North Webster

    A fiery crash in North Webster left a Pennsylvania man dead and two others critically injured at 3:21 p.m. Sunday on Ind. 13, near Esterbrook Drive.

    July 21, 2014 4 Photos

  • Police looking for armed robbery suspect The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department is asking the public for information related to an attempted armed robbery at the Red D Mart at 68310 Ind. 15, in New Paris Saturday.According to police, at approximately 9:13 a.m. a white male approximately 20

    July 20, 2014

  • Work release inmate being sought Elkhart County police filed a report Thursday indicating Matthew J. Balint, 20, failed to return to lawful custody at the work release center, 201 N. Cottage Ave., Goshen, at 4:04 p.m. July 9, and is now considered absent without leave.

    July 18, 2014

  • Handguns reported stolen from barn Troy Alexander Mueller of New Paris told Elkhart County police someone removed handguns from a pole barn located at 19902 C.R. 146 in New Paris between 1:30 a.m. Saturday and 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

    July 17, 2014

  • Elkhart motorcyclist dies from injuries Michael Nunez, 33, Elkhart, died at 8 p.m. Monday from injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle collision at C.R. 6 and C.R. 13 near Elkhart, according to Elkhart County police. The crash occurred at 7:45 p.m. Sunday.According to Elkhart County police,

    July 16, 2014


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Last weekend (July 12) the Goshen Parks Department held its Kid’s Try-athlon to promote childhood fitness and this week (July 18) the new bicycle trail is open to the fairgrounds in Goshen, offering residents a healthy way to get to the annual agriculture exposition. Have you joined the local fitness movement?

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